Advanced certificate in transport & fleet management

Transportation shall provide the foundation skills and knowledge in planning and movement using the various modes of transport that may be available for different businesses and humanitarian aid situations. Fleet management shall cover the selection of vehicles and equipment and the setting up of systems and procedures necessary to monitor and manage a fleet of vehicles.

Start date

10 February 2019
Course duration: 3 months

Format

Online: Saturday 7 pm - 9 pm
Face to face:
Saturday (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Inquiry

Irene Kawala
Email: i.kawala@virtualuni.ac.ug

How to apply

Complete our online application form

Fees

USD 400 (Uganda)
USD 600 (International)
USD 900 (Organisations)
How to pay

Course background

Transportation & Fleet Management activities accounts for over 70% of an organization’s supply chain costs. It is critical that organizations gets the transport and fleet management function right in order to meet personnel mobility needs, provide maintenance operations or to execute successful delivery of goods and materials.

Whereas transportation provides the foundation skills and knowledge in planning and movement using the various modes of transport that may be available for different businesses and humanitarian aid situations, fleet management covers the selection of vehicles and equipment and the setting up of systems and procedures necessary to monitor and manage a fleet of vehicles.

It recognizes the importance of transport and fleet management in both the business and humanitarian aid supply chain process in moving goods from supply source to the final beneficiary delivery point. Many fleet managers face numerous challenges including fleet planning, budgeting & cost management, mitigating the variable cost of fuel, process excellence, as well as fleet procurement.

Learning Outcomes

The participants will be able to;

  • Develop an effective fleet management model, system and strategy.
  • Improve process management and achieve process optimization in transport and vehicle fleet management.
  • Improve lifecycle and maintenance management for fleets
  • Lessons learned in fleet procurement and supplier management.
  • Enhance finance and cost management of vehicle fleets.
  • Safety Management of Vehicle Fleets.
  • Understand how to comply and adapt to regulations for vehicle fleet management.
  • Best Practice Fleet Performance Review, Measurement, Benchmarking & Reporting.
  • Leverage technology including telematics, fleet management information systems, big data and automotive technology to enhance vehicle fleet management.
  • Increase overall fleet cost & operational effectiveness by developing a fleet management improvement plan.

Target students

People from the following industries:

  • Freight and Logistics
  • Transport
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Semiconductor & Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouse Distribution
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • FMCG
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Ports
  • Retailers and Hypermarkets

 

The course excellent for Team Leaders, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Managers, Supervisors and Executives from:

  • Fleet Management
  • Transport
  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Carrier Management
  • Freight

Course Content

  • Introduction to transport & fleet management
  •  Transport strategy & managing transport providers
  • Modes of transport
  • Planning Goods’ movement, destinations and routes
  • The function of fleet management
  • Setting up a fleet
  • Ownership (Choosing the right vehicle, procurement info, insurance etc)
  • Managing fleets
  • Utilization of vehicle fleets
  • Maintenance of fleet of vehicles
  • Fuel Management
  • Fleet Safety (Accidents analysis, road safety training)
  • Environmental control
  • Drivers’ Management

Certification

Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Virtual University of Uganda

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Sign up

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How to pay

Fees are payable in 3 ways. 
  • Online
  • Over the counter – Banks
  • Mobile money – Ugandans

    Meet the team

    Irene Kawala
    Coordinator, Corporate Academy
    Cell Phone: +256 759 793 968
    Email: i.kawala@virtualuni.ac.ug
    Skype: irenejj35

    Jimmy Kenneth Opoka
    Director for the Program

    Email: jimmy.opoka@gmail.com;
    Skype: jimmy.opoka78

    Our next intake is February 2019